Jay County Obituaries
March 1, 1934
Thomas J. Nelson died rather suddenly at his west Water street home about 2 o’clock this morning. He had been ill of heart disease for the past year, but was able to be up and about yesterday, and his death was unexpected. He was born in Green township April 15 1877 [1875?] the son of James and Rebecca (Denney) Nelson, both deceased. At the time of his death he was aged 56 years, 5? months and 16 days. He had lived in Jay County his entire lifetime. Surviving are his widow, Minnie (Hutson) Nelson, to whom he was married 36 years ago, and the following children: Howard of Indianapolis; Pearl, wife of Paul Hoy, of South Bend; Jack of South Bend; William of Portland; Elsie, wife if Roy Myers, of Wetumka, Oklahoma; Selma and Effie, at home. Two daughters and one son are dead. Three grandchildren survive, also one sister, Hulda, wife of James Burkey, of Portland. Two brothers and four sisters are dead. The body was taken to the Williamson funeral home, where it was prepared for burial and will be removed to the late home this evening. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Center U.B. Church, in charge of Rev. Lee Tyndall, assisted by Rev. L.L. Rapp, pastor of the church. Interment in the church cemetery.